Re: Project RoMEO Listing of Journal Copyright Agreements

From: Charles Oppenheim <C.Oppenheim_at_LBORO.AC.UK>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 16:58:04 -0000

55% of those journals whose policies we at ROMEO examined allow
self-archiving. Since no one is agreed how many journals there really are,
and since we did not in any case have the resources to check every single
one, it is impossible to provide the figure for "all journals". It is
probably fair to say that the journal list covers virtually all the
"important" journals in the world. Statistically, it is likely that the
sample was "typical" of the population of journals as a whole.

However, if Mr Schneider would care to undertake the necessary work to do
the comprehensive work, we would all applaud him.


Professor Charles Oppenheim
Department of Information Science
Loughborough University
Leics LE11 3TU
(fax) 01509-223053
----- Original Message -----
From: "Markus Schneider" <m_g_schneider_at_HOTMAIL.COM>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: Project RoMEO Listing of Journal Copyright Agreements

> I would be thankful for some clarification. Why is the 55% figure (3897)
> journals which allow self archving based on a number of 7135 journals
> than 24000 (the total number of journals)?
> Isnt it a bit misleading to state that 55% of the journals allow either
> pre- or post print self archving when the actual number is closer to 15%
> (24000/3897)? (irrespective of whether one believes that publisher's
> consent to self archiving is necessary or not)
> Markus Schneider
Received on Mon Dec 22 2003 - 16:58:04 GMT

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